Endocrine Updates

Thyroid Function Testing

Editors: Brent, Gregory A. (Ed.)

  • Provides clinically practical information from the most recent scientific advances

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About this book

Thyroid function tests are performed by essentially all medical practitioners across every clinical setting.  Significant insights have been gained into thyroid regulation and thyroid hormone metabolism that influence the selection and interpretation of thyroid function tests.  Recent studies are summarized showing that genetic variations in key thyroid regulating genes may influence thyroid function tests. The basics of thyroid function measurements, approaches, limitations and clinical applications will be described for the major categories of thyroid function tests.  Application of thyroid function testing to key clinical settings are discussed, including management of thyroid diseases.  An approach to thyroid function testing in special groups is described, including infants and children, the elderly, pregnant women, and the hospitalized patient.  

The authors represent leaders in research and clinical practice from world class centers of excellence in medicine.

"In this volume, leading experts provide a comprehensive overview of a difficult and commonly encountered clinical challenge--how to interpret thyroid function test results.  Ranging from fundamental genetics to both inpatient and outpatient environments, this book will be of enriching value to internists, pediatricians, endocrinologists and those studying thyroid physiology."

- Shlomo Melmed, M.D. Series Editor

Reviews

From the reviews: “This book discusses all aspects of thyroid function tests, and also examines their use in special populations such as pregnant women, the elderly, and infants. … This is an ideal book for endocrinologists (including practicing endocrinologists and endocrine fellows), as well as internists and pediatricians … . The chapters are well written, and the authors are experts in their respective fields. … I highly recommend this book for anyone wishing to learn more about thyroid function tests.” (Ronald N. Cohen, Doody’s Review Service, June, 2010)

Table of contents (13 chapters)

  • Thyroid Hormone Metabolism

    Huang, Stephen A. (et al.)

    Pages 1-20

  • Genetic Influences on Thyroid Function Tests

    van der Deure, Wendy M. (et al.)

    Pages 21-43

  • Influence of Iodine Deficiency and Excess on Thyroid Function Tests

    Andersson, Maria (et al.)

    Pages 45-69

  • Regulation of Thyroid Hormone Production and Measurement of Thyrotropin

    Hershman, Jerome M.

    Pages 71-84

  • Measurements of Thyroxine and Triiodothyronine

    Stockigt, Jim R.

    Pages 85-107

Buy this book

eBook $229.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-4419-1485-9
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $299.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4419-1484-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $299.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4614-2575-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Thyroid Function Testing
Editors
  • Gregory A. Brent
Series Title
Endocrine Updates
Series Volume
28
Copyright
2010
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag US
Distribution Rights
Distribution rights for India: Jaypee Brothers, New Delhi, India
eBook ISBN
978-1-4419-1485-9
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4419-1485-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4419-1484-2
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4614-2575-5
Series ISSN
1566-0729
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 392
Number of Illustrations and Tables
5 illustrations in colour
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